Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 302,873 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016

Western Cape W.O., South Africa

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

  Add My Review


Price: $17.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Cathedral Cellar

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

From Cathedral Cellars, this Western Cape wine region, a 100% Chardonnay produced by winemaker, Wim Truter. Fresh with ripe red apple, pear and lemon pudding flavours on the palate. Good acidity for food. Enjoy now and for the next three years.

Chardonnay food pairings: raspberry braised partridge, pork filet au gratin with green herbs, grilled chicken breast with cranberry and red currant sauce.

Glorious Game Wine

This Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016 was reviewed on September 4, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2019  2015  2014  2007  2013 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
RIDEAU & KING EDWARD48 Add
SANDALWOOD & KENNEDY (HEART LAKE)24 Add
SCOTTSDALE & STONE ROAD WEST24 Add
BRONTE ST S & LOUIS ST. LAURENT24 Add
LAWRENCE & DON MILLS23 Add
See More Edit
  • AGLC
  • 739662

Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This wine always, always, always punches above its weight. Super reminiscient of Meursault, only for a fraction of the price. This wine is nutty, smoky, and loaded with apples, key lime, and pie crust. There's some dried floral elements here as well. The wine is just so, so good for the price. Even those who eschew Chardonnay are bound to be intrigued. 91 Points.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Excellent value for the price ($16,95 in Ontario!). Aromas of lemon-lime, apple, and a hint of macadamia nuts. Smooth on the palate, with crisp fruit and a slightly herbaceous and spicy finish. Enjoy with herb roasted chicken.
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine never disappoints.
A wonderful expression of Chardonnay from South Africa.
Rich golden hues, with alluring aromas of apples, lime, and almond paste croissants swirl in the glass. Baked apple pie flavours persist, with a medium+ body.
Wonderful paired with chicken pot pie or white sauce vegetable lasagna.
Tasted July 2021.
From the Western Cape wine region, the Chardonnay wine grapes for Cathedral Cellar 2016 were sourced mainly from the Elgin wine region. This is a full-bodied, rich and lush 100% Chardonnay with butterscotch, sweet spice, toasty oak and vanilla flavours on the palate finishing lemon zesty. Delish. Enjoy with roast chicken. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

 

If you liked the Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016, you might also like these wines:

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Henry of Pelham White Wine
Chardonnay 2019,
Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 302,873 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  

327,176

WINE
REVIEWS

302,873

ACTIVE
MEMBERS
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award